Syrian refugees and the Gulf states' lack of charity
Will the RAAF be assisting the Syrian Army?
Papua New Guinea: Keep calm and muddle through?
The Syrian conflict is a civil war, and R2P won't help
Australia–Papua New Guinea relations: Could do better
Passive-aggressive rivalry deepens China-Japan tensions
Southeast Asia links: Bangkok blast, Vietnam triangle, Cambodia dams, Myanmar's minimum wage, Bersih 4.0 and more
Photo essay: Yasukuni Shrine, 15 August
Note to Beijing: You can't tell financial markets what to do
Pacific Island links: Aus-PNG relations, Nauru detention centre, drought, PIF and more
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
Indonesia's next president: A form guide
Zero Dark Thirty: Airbrushing torture
Thursday links: China hacking, carbon tax, think tanks, John Kerry and more
21 February 2013 11:27AM
Ballooning American think-tank salaries
tell you something about think-tank political influence. (Thanks Rodger and David.)
Gideon Rachman the latest to
low European defence spending. It's just the free-rider problem at work, and will correct itself if the US retreats and the threat demands it.
John Kerry's first speech
as US Secretary of State.
Shanghai, symbol of authoritarian capitalism
: 'The ultimate invisible power is the power to design the structures in which people live their lives.'
This seems like a pretty big deal:
China will tax carbon
Taiwan's Next Media Animation takes on the China hacking story. Worth it for the Coca Cola joke (h/t
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